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15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

Various Artists
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

This collection of 1960s-era country blues music was released in 1996 as part of Arhoolie’s “American Masters Budget Series.” Country blues is primarily an acoustic guitar form of the blues, mixing blues elements with country and folk music. The raspy sounds of guitar and harmonica reflect the origins of the genre. The album features individual selections from artists such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Snooks Eaglin, and Big Joe Williams. Liner notes include a list of each track’s original album.

Track Listing

101
Frisco Line Fred McDowell 4:02
102
Have You Ever Loved A Woman Lightnin' Hopkins 4:21
103
Going Down in Georgia on a Horn John Jackson 2:31
104
Cairo Blues Lil' Son Jackson 2:31
105
‘Bout A Spoonful Mance Lipscomb 3:27
106
Drink On Little Girl Black Ace 2:58
107
Country Boy Down In New Orleans Snooks Eaglin 2:33
108
Columbus Mississippi Blues Bukka White 3:33
109
Shake ‘Em on Down Dr. Ross 2:51
110
Just Tippin' In Robert Pete Williams 4:00
111
Hump In My Back Jesse Fuller 3:12
112
Brother James Big Joe Williams 3:39
113
I'm Broke and I'm Hungry Smoky Babe 2:58
114
Poor Black Mattie R.L. Burnside 2:08
115
Mercury Blues K.C. Douglas 2:47

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